Travel & Visa

The AFRINIC-17 advance team - Dannny and Babusha, both of AFRINIC getting their visa at the Khartoum International Airport



Please note that a Sudanese visa is compulsory to enter the country. It is strongly recommended that you apply for a visa at the closest Sudanese Embassy in your country using the AFRINIC 17 invitation generated from this website. You must create an account first to generate the letter. However, please note that your application will first have to be approved before you receive the letter. The application fee has been waived for AFRINIC 17 delegates applying for a visa on arrival.

Steps to follow for a visa application:

Step 1: Request for an invitation letter

Step 2: Download the visa request form here

Step 3: Fill the visa request form

Step 4: Send the visa request form to by latest 17 November 2012.

A personalised entry permit will be sent to you after completion of steps 1-4 above ( by latest 15 November 2012). This document accompanied by the invitation letter will allow you to obtain a counter visa upon arrival in Khartoum, free of charge.

While there are arrangements to grant visas on arrival and every effort will be made to expedite the process, we strongly advise you to apply for a visa prior to your arrival to avoid unnecessary inconveniences.


Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

Please note that Airport Transfers will be provided by the local host, the NTC. Please send your flight details to afrinic17[at] as soon as you have them, to allow the local host to facilitate the transfers.

International Airport

The Khartoum International Airport is situated in the heart of Khartoum, 10 minutes for the Meeting venue, the Al Salam Rotana.

Facilities: Information desk, Resto-bar, Airport Embarkation

Tax: No airport tax is charged on passengers upon embarkation at the airport

Suggested routes:

  • South Africa/Kenya/Khartoum
  • Dubai/Khartoum
  • Kenya/Khartoum
  • Paris/Khartoum